Support Services | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Support Services

Learning Center

In support of equitable access to education, MCAD’s Learning Center acts as an interdisciplinary academic support center that includes:

  • Peer Tutoring in writing, software, and studio-related assignments
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Student Success Coaching
  • Academic Advising for students who have undeclared majors
  • Accessibility Services for students with disabilities
  • English Language Learner Services

Peer Tutoring

  • Writing tutoring is offered on course assignments, professional documents such as cover letters, and graduate theses.
  • Software tutoring is offered on the Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, and other technical software skills associated with MCAD courses.
  • Studio tutoring is offered to help students understand assignments and improve their skills. One way this can be done is through practicing critique with a tutor.

Peer Mentoring

This program pairs first-year students with a mentor and a small cohort of fellow students to help with the transition to college or a new semester. The program offers support for study skills, time management, and more.

Student Success Coaching

Student Success Coaching assists students with time management while connecting them with campus and community resources for additional help.

English Language Learner Services

English Language Learner Services focuses on the needs of students who speak English as a secondary language through art critique practice, and writing and study help.

Online and In-person Assistance

MCAD offers twenty-four-hour access to writing, software, and study skills resources on the intranet.

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides reasonable accommodations and focused time on the needs of students with disabilities. These services are provided to ensure equitable access to education for students who self-disclose a documented disability to the Learning Center Director.

Additionally, you may want to review the following U.S. Department of Education and Affordable Colleges websites for information about college students with disabilities and the transition from K–12 to postsecondary education.

Career Development

MCAD Career Development assists students and alumni in two ways: helping identify employment opportunities and connecting with industry professionals. Internship and employment opportunities are regularly posted for all students and alumni to review on Career Development’s job and internship platform called Handshake. The staff guides you through the search for a meaningful career, including assistance with:

  • Writing résumés and cover letters
  • Interviewing and networking 
  • Career guidance
  • Job and internship searches

Career Development’s assistance does not end once you graduate. As an MCAD alum, you have ongoing access to these resources and services.